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Re: [Groff] devpdf U-fonts and Russian

From: James K. Lowden
Subject: Re: [Groff] devpdf U-fonts and Russian
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2017 18:41:38 -0400

On Sat, 07 Oct 2017 15:17:25 +0200 (CEST)
Werner LEMBERG <address@hidden> wrote:

> Another important issue is security.  PS, as a programming language,
> allows far too much things.

But PS, as a programming language, is under programmer control.  To
treat it as though it accepts input from untrusted anonymous sources
over the Internet is to unnecessarily bind the programmer's hands.  One
of its *strengths* is that it enables the programmer to do things its
authors did not foresee.  

The same person who uses PS normally uses a shell.  How is access to
the shell from within PS any more of a security hazard than access from


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